But the next time I run into the old "motorists are law abiding, but people on bikes are lawless," cliche, I'll trot out this handy datapoint: Last Thursday and very early Friday, State Police issued 82 citations to people in cars near the Woodburn Outlet stores.
From the Oregonian:
Offenses included one arrest for drunken driving, three citations for reckless endangerment [of another person], three citations for driving with a suspended license, one citation for driving without a license, and one citation for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.The Statesman added that
58 citations [were] for "Illegal Stopping or Standing" on Interstate 5.You may also recall 51 citations and one arrest from a crosswalk enforcement action last summer.
That's a whole lotta "exceptions"!
(Photo from the SJ)
Update, June 10th, 2015
Here's a good set from both Marion County and the City:
- 22 were arrested for DUIIs
- 76 were issued seat belt citations
- 899 were given speed citations and warnings
- 89 were cited as suspended drivers
- four were arrested for felonies
- 10 people were cited for other violations
The Salem Police Department also participated in a DUII campaign during the month of May to target people driving under the influence of intoxicants.And even traffic counts yield evidence of routine speeding.
Lt. Dave Okada with the Salem Police Department said the campaign resulted in 50 DUII arrests, and more than 1,200 other citations.
|From the Commercial Vista Corridor study|